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Cosplayer makes LoL’s Lunar Eclipse Leona look even better in real life

Published: 18/Nov/2019 4:05

by Andrew Amos

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A Croatian cosplayer has made a picture-perfect cosplay of Lunar Eclipse Leona that makes the legendary skin look even better in real life than it does in-game.

Leona is one of League of Legends’ most mystical champions. The Guardian of the Solari from Mount Targon defends her homeland from the withering creatures that spawn every time night falls.

Of course, it’s impossible to do such a job without the right equipment. Dripping in golden armor from head to toe and wielding an impossibly large sword and shield, she battles to make sure the sun rises the next day.

While this lore and outfit makes her storyline rather epic in Runeterra, it’s a cosplayer’s worst nightmare. However, one League fan has created a perfect reenactment of the Radiant Dawn in all of her shining glory with an epic cosplay.

Riot GamesLunar Eclipse Leona is one of the most intricately designed skins in League.

Instagram user ‘A_Star_Guardian’ showed off her Lunar Eclipse Leona cosplay on November 17, and it outshines anything else which came before it. 

The dark form of the Radiant Dawn is one of the most well designed skins in the game, with its intricately designed armor and ominous metallic hue.

A_Star_Guardian managed to copy that in real life to make one of the best League of Legends cosplays we’ve ever seen.

The Croatian cosplayer crafted Leona’s shield and sword out of a mix of styrofoam and EVA Foam to get all of the details down pat, while the armor she adorned was forged meticulously with a mix of fabric and foam.

The glow in the photos might look photoshopped, but A_Star_Guardian actually kitted out both the Zenith Blade and Shield of Daybreak with purple LEDs instead of paint to replicate the in-game look.

She uploaded work-in-progress pictures to her Instagram highlights, showing the process of making the costume.

The meticulously designed cosplay was accepted with much praise on the League of Legends subreddit, reaching almost 10,000 upvotes within 24 hours. It also garnered over 1,000 likes on her personal Instagram.

Instagram: A_Star_GuardianA_Star_Guardian likes to cosplay League champions of all shapes and sizes.

A_Star_Guardian has done plenty of League cosplays in the past, doing unique takes on characters from Star Guardian Soraka to Urgot. While she usually does headshots, she took the time to make a perfect costume fitting for a goddess with Lunar Eclipse Leona, and nailed it.

While she hasn’t revealed her next project yet, if it’s of the same detail as this, it’s bound to be equally as amazing.

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Apex Legends cosplayer plunders loot on Olympus as gunslinger Loba

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Loba is one of the sassiest characters in Apex Legends, and cosplayers love stepping into her knee-high boots, but one has really stunned her fans with a masterful piece.

Apex Legends players are drawn to their favorite legends for different reasons. Some like them for their aesthetic and personality, others like them for their skills and ultimates. However, it’s hard to name one more universally loved than Loba.

Loba has it all, from a unique look and an interesting backstory to a larger-than-life personality. She’s also incredibly useful on the battlefield. The fact she can teleport around makes her an absolute menace in gunfights.

However, her true value lies in being able to spot high-quality loot and teleport it to her squad. In that sense, she’s the ultimate team player, and it’s the reason why she is often in demand. 

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends.

Loba is a popular choice among Apex Legends cosplayers too. They love stepping into the boots of their favorite gunslinging bandit and embodying her attitude and elegance. Like most cosplays, they’re all incredible in their own way.

Sarenji, a popular German cosplayer with thousands of followers on Instagram, recently stole the hearts of her fans with a stunning Loba cosplay.

“I’ll take your life and your loot. I’m exceptionally good at both!” she said, in reference to a Loba quote.

 

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The first set of photos showcases her long braided pigtails with a red-tinge, as well as the make-up, long nails, earrings, gold necklace, and the white and grey chest piece with gold seams. 

The highlight, however, has to be Loba’s trademark silver staff with a wolf’s head on top. Apex Legends players well-versed in the lore will know that it was a gift she received from her father.

In the second set of photos, Sarenji gives her fans a better look at the piece from further back. It provides a more complete picture of the outfit and offers a glimpse at her leggings too.

“A gun is like a beautiful woman. Hold her tight or someone else will,“ she said, quoting Loba once again.

 

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Sarenji didn’t hesitate to give credit where credit was due. She thanked ezcosplay for create the outfit and senpai3d_for creating the staff.

Still, it doesn’t change the fact she wore it well and played an equally important part in bringing Loba to life.